That isn't to say that NBA Baller Beats has nothing to offer a skilled veteran. The game's Baller difficulty (played to DJ Tiesto's "C'Mon") featured numerous chains of basketball moves, all of which had to be performed to Tiesto's sick beats. The moves were also more advanced, featuring such maneuvers as a between-the-legs dribble and a behind-the-back dribble that Kinect had no trouble reading.
If there is one drawback to the game, it is that you need a good amount of space to play. Play in cramped quarters and one bad bounce of that Spalding basketball could have you in the market for a new flat-screen TV.
NBA Baller Beats has the potential to teach some great ball-handling skills. Through several rounds of practice, players learn to perform crossover dribbles and pump fakes on rhythm. Also, since players are forced to look ahead at the screen for notes and instructions at all times, they learn to take the important skill of always looking straight ahead to the basketball court. Anyone looking to kick the bad habit of looking down as they dribble may want to look into this game. On top of that, it's a fun and intense cardio workout for anyone looking to refine their skills before playing pickup at the local park.
NBA Baller Beats will be available on Xbox 360 on September 11.
Choose from three difficulty levels, Rookie, Pro or Baller.